Reading Specialist Certification

This program is available at all five Concordia locations.  This program is designed for individuals already holding a Master’s degree who wish to prepare for the Texas Reading Specialist Exam.

Check with a local admissions counselor for details on programs in your city.  For admissions requirements and process, please visit the admission information web page.


Students must have two years of experience as a full-time classroom teacher at a public or accredited, private EC-12 school.  The program consists of 18 credit hours (6 courses).  This specialization prepares students to sit for the TExES Reading Specialist Exam # 151.  A 16 week case study is required.


Graduate students selecting this specialization will:

  • Meet Reading Specialist requirements set forth by the State of Texas
  • Enhance personal proficiency as leaders and resource persons in literacy education
  • Prepare for literacy instruction at early childhood, middle and high school levels
  • Strengthen teaching of reading and writing across the curriculum
  • Expand knowledge of children’s and adolescent literature
  • Learn to diagnose and remediate difficulties in reading and writing


Course Requirements-18 credit hours

LTC 5330 Language Acquisition and Emergent Literacy

LTC 5331 Reading and Writing across the Curriculum

LTC 5333 Literature and Literacy

LTC 5338 Reading and Literacy Programs

LTC 5339 Evaluation and Diagnosis of Literacy Needs

LTC 5336 Literacy Improvement and Remediation

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